Langmeil’s Three Gardens SGM 2010 has won a Blue-Gold Medal at The Sydney International Wine Show, which is one of the few shows in the world to judge wines based on their ‘food-friendly’ characteristics. Blue-Gold Medals are awarded to the highest scoring Gold Medal wines selected from the 2000 wines submitted for judging.
Three Gardens is a blend of three different grape varieties, Shiraz, Grenache, Mourvedre, sourced from three high quality vineyards, or gardens as they are known, in Barossa Valley. It was our best selling Australian wine of 2011.
Warren Gibson: “Lifted spicy attractive well done. Pure and well balanced. More sweetness apparent with the dish. Tannins are dissolved with the venison and it’s an excellent match.”
Megan Brodtmann: “Deep plum in colour with a black middle. Plum and raspberry aromas with some mint. On the palate plum and cherry fruits and grainy tannins. There was a balanced fruit with the oak. A spicy aftertaste which went very well with the food.”
Oliver Masters: “Intense lifted raspberry and spice on the nose. Full, fresh, tight, fine palate. Good dense mid palate with fresh acidity. The acidity worked well with the venison.”
Ken Dobler: “A very rich dark crimson colour. Rich mulberry and ripe plums on the nose. The palate showing sweet black fruit with lovely length and persistent flavours. The rich jammy fruit looked slightly at odds with the savoury dish.”
Navneet Singh: “Ripe and generous fruit with succulent black raspberry slight chocolate and cinnamon spice. Quite elegant and attractive with the food.”
Martin Williams: “Woodsy forest floor and pencil shavings. Firm tannins and pronounced acidity.”